Relief of Nekhebu on facade facing ceremonial dance and men carrying chests
Old Kingdom, Dynasty 6
Findspot: Egypt, Giza, G 2381/2382
Overall: 40.5 x 11.5 x 23.5 cm (15 15/16 x 4 1/2 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
This fragment in low, raised relief depicts the bent left arm of the seated Nekhebu, including a portion of garment, the elbow, and part of the forearm. It also depicts the right hand grasping a handkerchief and part of his kilt. Parts of the surface of the limestone is flaking off. There are small traces of red and black pigment. It joins 13.5936.2 and 13.5936.4.
Overall 13.5936 is a scene of the seated Nekhebu on the facade, facing right, looking at a procession of offering bearers consisting of men carrying chests and ceremonial dancers. He wears a broad collar and bracelet, diagonal sash of the lector priest and trapzoidal kilt. He holds a long staff and handkerchief.
From Giza. Found on shelves marked "G2381/G 2382 Nekhebu." From tomb of Nekhebu G 2382 [(originally thought to be a tomb, but now known to be a jumbled deposit of limestone blocks from other nearby tombs)], court, originally from G 2381. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of Egypt.
(Accession date: April 28, 2005)
Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition